Parador De Avila4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The Parador was beautifully modernized, the rooms were large and comfortable. It was situated at the edge of the city with close access to the wall. From the highway it was easy to find. The restaurant staff was friendly and helpful, but the food (dinner and breakfast) was disappointing. The front office person when we checked in was not 4 star caliber (we were not greeted, given information about wifi, breakfast time, etc and we were given raised eyebrows when we asked about parking). Elevator was not accessible, had to walk up a flight of stairs to get to it! All the restaurants and terrases were on the other side of town!
Lovely Hotel in the heart of the city, rooms could do with an uplift,but usual Parador standard..very tricky to park..also the parking area could be better signposted.. dont even attempt this hotel if travelling in a large car
Probably the worst Parador we have stayed in. Lovely old building, but stairs everywhere - which is not mentioned anywhere on the website when booking. Arrived just before lunch and checked in. A trainee receptionist offered to take us to our room - just a shame that since he only started working there the previous day he did not really know his way around. Trotted us up one set of stairs after the other. Fortunately, he helped us with our luggage and happily accepted the €5 tip offered to him. We later found out that we could have descended a staircase of only 5 steps to get to the lift. On arrival in our room, we turned on the air con (it was +40C outside) and our room was filled with a very unpleasant smell like stale rotten water. We thought it might just need to burn off so went to have lunch. Lunch in the restaurant was perfect - great food and good service, but again we had to climb a long flight of carpeted stairs and the central handrail was very wobbly - making it unstable and unsecured. Upon returning to our room we were again met by the awful smell, so we went to complain. On the way to Reception we met a pleasant young woman in Parador uniform who turned out to be the manager. Asked her to come to our room and she agreed the smell was awful so we were moved to another room on the 2nd floor which was fine and we were offered nice gifts of books and a bag of local white beans. In the morning when we checked out the receptionist asked me if we had enjoyed the stay and I said sort of - but at least the smell was more pleasant on the 2nd floor. Next to me was a Spanish lady who said that they had had a very unpleasant smell in their room too - and lo and behold the receptionist informed us that it was due to the poor sewage in the town. Considering how poorly maintained many areas of this hotel were, we would put money on the entire air conditioning system needing an overhaul too - no smells anywhere in the town which we visited. We will not be back again.
We stayed at Parador de Avila with our 2 kids. The hotel location is excellent and part of its walls are the Avila Walls themselves. The hotel used to be a castle. Its common areas are beautiful with a lovely garden where the kids had plenty of space to run and even play a little soccer. Please make sure that you enjoy some wine and jamon iberico outdoors in the hotel cafe. Staff is friendly and courteous. Our room was spacious and the beds were comfortable. Shower was good, as well. It was also very quiet so we got a good night's sleep. Furniture and rugs were old but no big deal to us. If you want to pay extra I am sure you can get better rooms. You get quite a lot for what you pay. Excellent value.
Very nice staff and great historic place to stay for a night and to visit the town. We enjoyed the place in family. The room was clean and cosy although not amazing compared to the rest of the building.
I am a big fan of Spanish Paradores (of course, there are always exceptions...). Definitely, the Avila Parador is an excellent choice. Relaxing and charming, extremely friendly staff, amazing breakfast buffet, great bed, decent prices... Just one problem: wall are a bit thin, so you can hear noise at night if your neighbors are not gentle enough. I understand the building is old, but this may be an important problem for some guests. Many thanks to the Avila Parador team for their hospitality!
We have stayed in a few Paradores and I'm sorry to say that this one is just above average. The hotel is tired and needs renovations. Most of the hallway carpets have seen better days and the rooms are dated. Our room was adequate, with good beds and clean, but the showerhead, although strong, leaked from the top spraying everywhere. The sounds of birds all day long was an added bonus. The location is excellent. Just meters away from the ticket kiosk to walk the walls. The parking is free if you find a spot on their grounds, if not, it's 14 euros per day for indoor parking. The reception staff is professional and courteous.
The Parador is located within the city near the wall. We were greeted by very professional and extremely supportive staff who made every effort to meet our needs. The room was comfortable and luxurious. Parking was a must for us and we were well satisfied with the options provided by the Parador. Short walking distance to restaurants, main plazas, and churches.
Parador Hotels are unparalleled - our room was perfect, uber comfy beds in every Parador....the food awesome as usual, the historic furnishings and architecture so beautiful. The walled bastions are amazing to drive along as you approach the hotel. Breathtaking site.
Stayed here for two nights. The staff were extremely courteous and we had a very spacious and well apointed room. He took the half board package and went for lunch rather that evening meal. Breakfast was extensive and very enjoyable. On our final morning we were up early and it was lovely to sit by the open window and smell the morning air and hear the birds in the garden. Our waitress at lunchtime was extremely helpful guiding my wife on gluten free options and me on the best local dishes. We had the traditional lunch with the steak being memorable for its texture and flavour. Presentation was excellent and deserts to die for. The location is brilliant for exploring the lovely old city, with so much to see and do there.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Business center
- Concierge services
Parador De Avila places you next to Palacio de Polentinos and Palace of Los Bracamonte. This 61-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. It's in central Avila and also a short walk from Capilla de Mosen Rubi and Avila City Hall.
Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 11 AM.
All 61 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, safes, and phones. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also available.
Parador De Avila features free WiFi in public areas, 4 meeting rooms, and a business center. Self parking is offered for EUR 14 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a computer station, a library, and free newspapers.
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72% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 893 reviews